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DUBAI - The President of Somalia's northeastern Federal State of Puntland, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" held a press conference in Dubai, UAE on Thursday, Garowe Online reports. President Ali who is currently on a four-day official visit to the UAE said Puntland has rights to reach agreements with ...
“After that, Somalia welcomes any investment in any part of Somalia including Berbera,” he said. He added this policy applied to any deals by foreign countries or government's with Somalia's federal member states, which include Puntland. The minister denied claims by UAE authorities that they had signed ...

BOSASO: Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region urged the United Arab Emirates not to close its security operations in the country after a dispute with the central government, ... If the reports were true, it would become a “motivation to carry out reprisal attacks” in Indonesia, the senior official said.
Somali officials are said to have stopped a plane from the United Arab Emirates from leaving the country after Emirati military trainers on board refused to hand over their luggage to be scanned and searched. The local news website Mareeg reported on Saturday that Somali officials at Bosaso airport ...
Reliable sources told GO that the UAE assured PMPF officials of its commitment to keep on the mission to train and fund the troops in areas under ... Somali Federal Government, Puntland and the International community of its commitment to helping Somalia stand on its feet," a senior PMPF official told GO.
Sources tell GO that President Ali is in Nairobi for talks with European Union officials over the resumption of the EU-funded road project in Puntland that has been ... Ali is accompanied by Chief of Staff on his three-day trip to Kenya, with no members from the State cabinet, according to an official close to the ...

The motion was announced at the opening of the 24th Session of the Garowe Council, which was attended by senior Puntland government officials, state parliamentarians, regional representatives, traditional elders and members of the civil society. During his keynote speech at the event, Puntland's interior ...
A checkpoint in the desert of northern Somalia is the first line of defense against Al-Shabab and Islamic State from reaching the port city of Bossaso, the economic hub of the semi-autonomous Puntland state. The two extremist groups have set up camp in the mountains east and west of the city, and launch ...
Puntland officials said the state troop's agents had conducted a house-to-house operation in parts of the restive Bosaso where they detained several ... assailants have shot and killed a top Puntland Intelligence officer whose name has been identified only as Shine, according to the local authorities.
Puntland officials said the state troop's agents had conducted a house-to-house operation in parts of the restive Bosaso where they detained several ... assailants have shot and killed a top Puntland Intelligence officer whose name has been identified only as Shine, according to the local authorities.
After pirates hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel last year near Bosasso, a major seaport in Puntland, Somalia, local authorities observed that the offending boat was casting nets without a license. While piracy has diminished since 2008-2012, when these waters became some of the most lawless in the world ...
Comment: The UAE is taking advantage of regional fragmentation throughout Yemen, Somaliland and Puntland to strike long term commercial deals, ... In the Puntland region, officials are now calling for the review of a 30-year contract there held by a subsidiary of DP World to manage a port in Bosaso.
At the launch, attended by Puntland Ministry officials, district mayors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, Puntland Vice President Abdihakim Omar highlighted the importance of financing the district priorities through district revenues. "The focus should be on enhancing collective taxation for ...
Puntland government officials could not be reached for comments, but, sources in Bosaso confirmed to GO that three crew members have been rescued and disembarked from the boat with wounds from the fire. The sailors who are said to be Indian nationals were rescued by Puntland Maritime Police Force ...
School enrollment in Puntland has also increased in recent years, as the government has built more schools, libraries, water projects and other facilities. The region now has more than 500 schools and more than 100,000 students. More than 5,000 teachers are registered here, though not all have official ...
For almost 15 years, apart from extremist related armed conflict and spontaneous clashes between authorities in cities such as Galkayo, Somalia had not seen planned major conventional war between authorities. Such wars between warlords or the between Puntland and Somaliland were was very ...
The MAP secretary General Mrs. Nasra Abdirizak who was extremely disturbed by the vicious act of violence against the Journalist said "I call on the authorities to promptly investigate this incident,” Nasra said. "These kinds of disturbing and excruciating actions by Puntland President's escorts toward ...

Somali authorities have not handled security cases involving children in a consistent manner, Human Rights Watch found. While government officials had previously admitted to detaining boys they classified as “high risk,” Human Rights Watch found that factors including socio-economic status, clan ...
The officials detained the boat carrying 500,000 kilograms of fish and other marine life seized, which violates the catch limit of 270,000kg of fish that was ... and its crew had been released on March 16 following negotiations between the Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF), local authorities, clan elders ...
An estimated 160 soldiers have defected from the northern breakaway republic of Somaliland amid tension in Tukaraq town in Sool region. Sources said the forces have surrendered themselves to the rival Puntland authorities in Boohoodle town in Togdher region. The reason behind their defection ...
The commission also accused Husain of not cooperating with the regional security officials in the last six months, also misusing government's vehicles and weapons for his own personal use. In many occasions, Somalia's international partners donate vehicles to be used for the public services but Puntland ...
Puntland security forces were reported to have seized UAE officials with luggage and boxes at Bosaso airport on Saturday morning. ... The move has sparked standoff at the airport between UAE military trainers and Puntland security officials, according to a local official who spoke to Radio Shabelle by ...
Puntland officials could not be immediately reached for comment. The comments come amid a diplomatic ... states, which include Puntland. The minister denied claims by UAE authorities that they had signed the Berbera port deal with a previous Somali government, saying no evidence had been produced.
GAROWE, Puntland - Road maintenance project to rehabilitate part of Garowe-Galkayo corridor in Somalia's northeastern Federal Member State has ... the capital of Puntland last week and met separately with PHA executives, senior government officials and local community members over the alleged ...
Speaking at a press conference in PMPF camp, President Ali dismissed reports on social media claiming a UAE aircraft with Emirati officials blocked from leaving Bosaso airport by Puntland security forces last Thursday. Ali said no UAE trainers left Puntland, describing the claims on Twitter by the VOA ...
“Officials believe these men are in the countryside still running from security forces,” said an intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The men were al-Shabab fighters captured during gun battles between Puntland forces and the militants in March 2016 after al-Shabab launched an ill-fated ...
Puntland – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, conducted a training session last week (19-21/02) for immigration officers based at Somali air and sea ports in Garowe, Galkayo and Bossaso. The training, aimed at raising the officials' awareness on human trafficking, the risks and potential outcomes of irregular ...
The new Police chief has informed the officials about the need to mobilize 100 army soldiers who will take over the Security responsibility of State capital from the ... Authorities say they launched a search operation and re-arrested 4 inmates escaped from the center named "Safe House" located in Garowe ...


 

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